The Brave Little Toaster (film)  

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The Brave Little Toaster is an animated film from 1987, directed by Jerry Rees, written by Thomas M. Disch, produced by Hyperion Pictures and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The story follows five household appliances—Lampy (a lamp), Blanky (an electric blanket), Radio (a radio), Kirby (a Kirby vacuum cleaner), and the Toaster (a toaster)—on their quest to find their owner, Rob (also referred to as "The Master").

The film was based on the novel of the same name, written by Disch, which first appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in 1980.

In 1988, it was the first animated film to be exhibited at the Sundance Film Festival, and the only one for 10 years until 1998's I Married a Strange Person.

Two of the voice actors, Jon Lovitz (Radio) and Phil Hartman (Air Conditioner/Hanging Lamp), were then-current cast members of Saturday Night Live. Another, Thurl Ravenscroft (Kirby), was best remembered as the voice of Tony the Tiger.

Many members of Pixar Studios were involved with this film, including John Lasseter, whose trademark A113 appears on Master's door, and Joe Ranft.

Also, the music of the movie had a more contemporary sound than many traditional musicals.




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